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Tips for Cleaning Fingernails

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Wearing gloves for dirty jobs and keeping a nail brush handy can help make cleaning your nails easier. This guide contains tips for cleaning fingernails.
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March 10, 20060 found this helpful

To clean and whiten finger nails - dip in bleach - wash hands with soap and warm water. Really works.

Editor's Note: This does work but I'd recommend at least a 3 parts water to one part bleach and be careful not to breathe in the fumes.

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By C. H. from Jerusalem, Ohio

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September 25, 20161 found this helpful

This is a guide about nails yellowing on tips. Frequent nail coloring and sometimes health issues can make your nails look yellow.

Remedies for Yellow Fingernails

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September 23, 20051 found this helpful

In my outdoor sink and in my laundryroom sink, I glued a dollar store fingernail cleaning brush on the top inside edge with silicon. It never gets lost and it's easier to use.

By Lacreeta

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October 14, 20150 found this helpful

This is a guide about cleaning fingernails after gardening. When you get your hands in the soil without gloves, the dirt under your nails can be a challenge to remove.

hands full of soil

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January 26, 2010

Why are my fingernails turning yellow?

By Patti from Philadelphia, PA

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January 30, 20100 found this helpful

Try soaking your nails in lemon juice for about five minutes a day. If it doesn't clear up in a few days, it may be a fungal infection. You can find anti-fungal treatments in the nail care section of most drugstores. It's just a liquid that you brush on like nail polish. However, fungal infections can be quite stubborn and if it doesn't clear up I would see a doctor as you may need prescription medication to treat it.

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February 4, 20100 found this helpful

Either it's an infection or a nailpolish you used.

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February 14, 20100 found this helpful

If you wear nail polish a lot, put on a base coat first before you apply polish. Sometimes yellowing can be contributed to aging, you can give your nails a light buff with a nail buffer this may remove some of the yellow color.

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Soak your fingernails in lemon juice daily or soak in lemon essential oil, or you can dissolve a denture tablet and soak nails.

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November 13, 20150 found this helpful

presoaking you nails in white vinegar help strengthen and lighten nails

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